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An awakening of their own

How Baylor classmates Josh Gonzales and Matt Tolbert teamed up onstage — and in real life — for WaterTower’s ‘Spring Awakening’ UP AGAINST THE WALL | Gonzales and Tolbert will share their first scene — and first onstage kiss — … Continue reading

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Anything was possible

From DIFFA to the stage, John Ahrens has witnessed the evolving art of HIV YA GOTTA HAVE ‘HEART’ | Ahrens, above, was moved to tears by the revival of ‘The Normal Heart,’ which captured the panic of the AIDS epidemic … Continue reading

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Tyler Clementi’s parents say they don’t want harsh punishment for classmates

Tyler Clementi Associated Press NEWARK, New Jersey — The parents of a university student who killed himself after authorities said his intimate encounter with a man was captured by a webcam want his classmates’ invasion-of-privacy cases prosecuted, but they don’t … Continue reading

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Coleman introduces ‘Asher’s Law’

Asher Brown, left, and Rep. Garnet Coleman Today as LGBT citizens from around the state converged on Austin to lobby lawmakers on LGBT issues, state Rep. Garnet Coleman, a Democrat from Houston, introduced “Asher’s Law,” a bill that would “help … Continue reading

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Mich. school’s policy change presents opportunity to revisit transgender homecoming issue in Dallas

Andy Moreno Remember Andy Moreno, the transgender girl who was denied a chance to run for homecoming queen at North Dallas High School? Well, not surprisingly, it turns out that North Dallas isn’t the only school in the country that’s had … Continue reading

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Hope for the future: Another youngster speaks up for LGBT equality

Malcolm and his letter Back in November, 2009, then 10-year-old Will Phillips of West Fork, Ark., made headlines around the country when he refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance with the rest of his classmates because the pledge includes … Continue reading

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Lesbian students enter to cheers at Minn. school

CHRIS WILLIAMS | Associated Press CHAMPLIN, Minn. — Two lesbian high school students who fought for the right to walk together as part of a royalty court made their entrances Monday, Jan. 31 to the cheers of hundreds of classmates. … Continue reading

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Wash. teen files lawsuit accusing district of failing to protect him from bullying

Malicious MySpace page listed sexual orientation as ‘unsure’ GENE JOHNSON  |  Associated Press SEATTLE  — A 19-year-old graduate of Aberdeen High School sued the school district Tuesday, Dec. 7, blaming officials for failing to keep him from being bullied by … Continue reading

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Nearly 6 months after gay Dallas woman Lisa Stone vanished, some national media attention

Dec. 5 will mark six months since the disappearance of Lisa Stone, a 52-year-old gay woman from northeast Dallas. But Stone’s friends remain optimistic that the case will soon be solved, and their hopes have been buoyed this week by … Continue reading

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Anti-bullying bill leaves out trans protections

Rep. Mark Strama, who’s considered an LGBT ally, may not realize how big a mistake he’s making by omitting gender identity/expression from his bullying bill. Later today the Dallas ISD’s board of trustees will vote on a bullying policy that, … Continue reading

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